10 of the Best Golf Communities in North America

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There is a certain amount of prestige when living in golf communities in North America. You can expect luxury and particular amenities in most golf communities, such as swimming pools, tennis & pickleball courts, and a clubhouse with restaurants and a fitness center. Great views of the fairways, easy access to a round of golf, and an excellent resale value await you!

Lake Nona Golf and Country Club

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Lake Nona Golf & Country Club is one of the exclusive, upscale residential golf communities located in Orlando, Florida. This 600-acre community features an 18-hole championship golf course, 40,000-square-foot Clubhouse with an 18-room guest Lodge, a Bath & Racquet Club with all-inclusive fitness and tennis facilities, all brilliantly designed by Tom Fazio. Overlooking freshwater lakes and oak and pine trees, Lake Nona Golf & Country Club offers a variety of houses, including custom-built estate homes.

This site is one of the best golf communities out there with top-notch recreational options, including a dedicated youth activities center, 24-hour guard-gated security, Golf Performance Center, Nona Crewhouse, fine dining, and outstanding water-based games. 

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Huron Oaks

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Huron Oaks was established in 1938 on the shores of majestic Lake Huron in Canada. Huron Oaks has developed into one of the premier golf communities in Sarnia, Ontario. The 18-hole championship golf course has been home to the Canadian Tour’s Bayer Championship, in which Mike Weir (2003 Masters Champion) played. They provide one of the most comfortable and affordable golf communities for small families and couples. Whether it’s for a round of golf with friends, a game of squash, spa, or dinner, it’s all here, and the non-residents are always welcome. 

Insider Tip: The Enclave at Huron Oaks has a total of 80 homes ranging from 1,696 to 3,082 square feet.

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Mountain Harbour

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Mountain Harbour is one of the residential golf communities located in Hayesville, NC, close to Lake Chatuge. The development has beautiful homes on modest size lots with incredible scenic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The residents are often spotted walking the golf course early in the morning or late afternoon. Mountain Harbour has a challenging golf course with a fun atmosphere and beautiful surroundings perfect for couples and families.

 The lots are larger than half an acre, with beautiful views of the mountains, golf courses, or lake. Like many golf communities, the facilities also include a state-of-the-art fitness center, a clubhouse, and a beautiful outdoor pool. 

Interesting Fact: All of the roads at Mountain Harbour are privately owned and managed by the Property Owners Association.

Sawmill Creek Golf Resort & Spa

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Southwestern Ontario’s best golfing location is Sawmill Creek Golf Resort & Spa. This resort and spa are located east of Sarnia and less than an hour from London. This isolated location makes for a great getaway along Lake Huron. 

This golf course has challenging golf courses for advanced golfers. Expertly crafted fairways run throughout this golf course. Features of the course include bluegrass rough, desert waste areas, large bunkers, and tall fescue. Although this course may look intimidating, Sawmill Creek isn’t as tough as it seems. The homes located on Sawmill Creek are large and beautiful, with breathtaking sunset views. These homes have a living room, kitchen with an island, open sunroom, and a master suite with an outdoor deck. 

The upscale homes also have dark wood floors, granite counters, and cathedral ceilings. The master retreat has a walk-in closet and terrace doors leading to an outdoor deck viewing the tenth fairway, with an ensuite, a tiled shower, and a relaxing 6′ soaker tub. This detached home has a golf cart nook and a double-car garage. 

Insider Tip: Sawmill Creek’s amenities include a putting green, fitness center, driving range, dining, spa, saltwater pool, and access to the golf course with a five-year membership. 

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RiverBend Golf Community

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The upscale RiverBend Golf Community, located in London, Ontario, Canada, is gated with 24-hour concierge service and is designed for residents aged 50 and over. Residents of this pristine golf community will spend their days socializing and living an active lifestyle. Join the happy residents of this friendly golf community surrounded by nature and spend time playing golf, connecting with neighbors, and making lasting friendships with like-minded people. Residents enjoy life to the fullest in RiverBend Golf Community with great friends and well-built homes!

RiverBend is one of the greatest golf communities, as everyone is treated as part of a big happy family, and it has many amenities to offer:

  • 18 hole golf course
  • The 28,000 square foot community clubhouse has a well-lit dining room, bar, indoor pool, and large fitness room 
  • All-year-round outdoor maintenance is handled by landscape professionals. 
  • Enjoy year-round activities including darts, billiards, yoga, gardening club, bridge lessons, and travel club.

Insider Tip: The one-floor detached homes start at $600,000 and are constructed by the award-winning builder Sifton.

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Rossmoor, Walnut Creek, California

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This award-winning 55+ golf community, nestled within the 1,800-acre Tice Valley area, is known for its natural beauty and widespread amenities. This is one of the most outstanding golf communities in the USA, with 27 holes of NCGA-rated golf available throughout the neighborhood, offering gorgeous greens and beautiful views of the fairways.

The 18-hole, par-72 Dollar Ranch Golf Course designed by Robert Muir Graves has elegant elevation changes as well as 4 sets of NCGA-rated tees. There is also the 9-hole (par-36) Creekside Golf Course, which is perfect for a shorter game. This course is situated on a valley floor and occupies about 3088 yards. Rossmoor also provides a complete pro shop, a ten-station driving range, as well as three practice greens. 

Mirabel Golf Club

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Mirabel Golf Club is a large, private, gated golf community in Scottsdale, AZ, which enjoys cooler temperatures at an elevation of 3,000 feet, scenic mountain views of Pinnacle Peak, and beautiful sunsets.

The par-71 Tom Fazio designed golf course, located on 713 acres of pristine desert land, plays close to 7,127 yards from the back tees. The integration of natural open spaces and desert washes will add to the challenge for the low handicapper. At the same time, multiple tees and thoughtful design will ensure that the course is enjoyable for players of varying abilities. 

Mirabel Golf Club offers tennis, fitness, spa facilities, and the sharp desert air that makes the area famous and livable. Mirabel Clubhouse is a member-owned country club with a membership cap of 350, making it fairly exclusive amongst all golf communities. Homes and villas start at the high $100,000s to $500,000s. Mirabel offers close to 309 custom sites varying in size from half an acre to over two acres. There are also additional 38 golf villas built near the Mirabel Clubhouse.

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Eagle’s Bluff 

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Eagle’s Bluff, an award-winning Texas gated community, is set on 600 acres, only a few hours from Dallas. Eagle’s Bluff has been honored by Golfweek Magazine three times with its “Residential Course of Distinction” award, and the Dallas Morning News ranked the Carlton Gipson-designed golf course in the top 70 Courses in Texas. Fifty-foot century-old trees surround it, and rolling terrain frames the par 71 golf course, all naturally blended with East Texas azaleas to create a breathtaking backdrop along the shores of 26,000 acre Lake Palestine. 

Sights of the lake and homes that line the streets of Eagle’s Bluff can be seen from many places throughout the community. The beautiful 27,000 square foot french country-designed clubhouse has a players’ lounge, a golf pro shop, kids club, and 24-hour fitness center, making it stand out amongst the other golf communities in Texas.

Insider Tip: Eagle’s Bluff Club LLC has member-owned lots for sale ranging from $40,000 to $250,000.

Cobble Beach

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Cobble Beach Golf Links is only ten minutes north of Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada. This exclusive golf community was built in July 2008 on 574 acres of pristine land on the scenic shores of Georgian Bay. The world-class Cobble Beach Golf Links surround these beautiful new homes, and the course lines the gorgeous lakeside. The detached houses, villas, townhomes, and luxury estates are crafted into pedestrian-friendly streets. 

A charming Nantucket-style clubhouse offers luxury accommodations, five-star dining, and year-round hospitality. Residents will also enjoy access to the fitness center, spa steam room, tennis courts, whirlpool, and the outdoor plunge pool. 

The luxury homes have been designed with strategically placed windows that will encourage residents to experience the great outdoors from the comfort of their homes and enjoy the water and golf views. Like most new golf communities, this one continues to build phase by phase with a wide selection of unique properties located on cul-de-sacs, backing onto woodlots or the golf course while offering panoramic views of Georgian Bay.

Insider Tip: Each home purchase includes a complimentary Cobble Beach Golf Membership initiation (a $40,000 value).

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The Landings, Savannah, Georgia,

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The Landings is a 6,300-acre island community of happy residents that enjoy two deepwater marinas, four distinguished clubhouses, biking trails, walking paths, six championship golf courses, a wellness center, and a whopping thirty-one tennis courts.  

This private enclave blends hospitality and the gentle culture of the South with a beautiful sense of community, combined with pristine tidal marshes, lush forests, and a spectacular coastal setting. The first in Georgia, The Landings, was named an Audubon International Certified Sustainable Community. This island hosts one of the most environmentally sustainable golf communities available, with a large community garden on site.  

Skidaway Island, combined with natural beauty, modern amenities, and the proximity to Savannah, makes this coastal resort a dream come true. The Landings is the largest of the gated golf communities in the U.S. and is the perfect place to call home, with inlets crisscrossing the island, miles of shorelines, and golf courses bordering all the properties. Whether you are building a custom home or buying a resale home, The Landings has everything.

  • Buyers have access to small lots to grand estate lots
  • The lots start at $90,000 to almost $600,000
  • Homes range from $200,000 to well over $2 million
  • Potential buyers can choose from views of the golf course, lagoons, or waterways

If you enjoy golf or just the prestige of living in golf communities, then any of the locations listed in this guide will be of interest. There are many amenities that come included, as noted above, which makes for a very active and social lifestyle. So get your golf bag ready, and prepare to enjoy life to the fullest in any of these golf communities!

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Want to learn how to play golf after moving to one of these golf communities? Check out A Beginner’s Guide To Golf

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